Permanent Pou Hapai
Hawera Hospital, Hawera
0.8 FTE, 64 hours per fortnight
Pou Hapai play a key role in promoting healthy outcomes for Mäori patients and whanau by helping them understand and navigate services provided by the Taranaki DHB, by facilitating seamless referral pathways to services external to the DHB, and by supporting and enabling the DHB workforce to provide excellent culturally competent services. Pou Hapai are key support people for patients by providing expert facilitation / navigation of hospital and other health and social services, and by providing guidance and support to DHB staff on engaging effectively with Mäori and meeting their cultural expectations.
Pou Hapai carry out their roles in a range of settings, principally:
1. As part of the Taranaki DHB’s provider arm services team;
2. Through participation in service improvement projects that aim to improve outcomes for Mäori;
3. By delivery of cultural training to DHB staff.
Pou Hapai are active proponents of the DHB’s Position Statement on Whanau Ora:
“Every service funded or provided by the DHB is an opportunity to transfer knowledge and skills to whanau to enable them to self-manage their own health conditions.”
Based in Hawera, this vacancy represents the presence of Te Pa Harakeke Maori Health Unit in the Hawera hospital and wider South Taranaki health sector. It works as part of the Hawera Hospital team, providing Maori cultural support based on the operating priorities of Te Pa Harakeke. It will play a key role in linking Maori provider services with hospital and DHB community-based services, and in supporting service improvement projects to improve the effectiveness of services for whanau in the South.
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In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work. To view information about Hawera and the Taranaki region click on these links:
The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,000 staff, $395m cost-centre) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector.
To make an application click on “Apply Online” from within this page.
Closing date for applications is 17th December, 2018.
How to ApplyTo make an application click on “Apply Online” from within this page. Closing date for applications is 17th December, 2018.
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